Child Participation at the Conference
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The conference aims to embrace the participation of children, particularly those already active in the defense of children’s rights.
In a spirit of inclusion, the conference proposes to place adults and children on an equal footing during the 3-day event. Therefore, all participants to the conference must accept the Child Protection Policy.
Specific measures, policies and spaces to ensure a safe and meaningful participation of children will be provided and all participants to the conference will be required to accept the conference’s Child Protection Policy.
Aside from being a key focus of the plenary roundtables held on the 18th and 19th November, children's participation will be fulfilled in the following manners:
- Keynote plenary sessions: Under the coordination of Child Rights Connect’s Children Advisory team members, child participants will be able to fully conceptualise, organise and lead the two key sessions taking place on the 18th and 19th of November.
- Plenary roundtables and group sessions: child participants will play different roles: they will be speakers, panellists and moderators alongside adult participants.
- Participation in the open discussion spaces: Child participants will be encouraged to lead discussions or hackathons1 on specific issues they would like to work on with other participants during the conference. They will further be invited to develop joint calls for action, recommendations and pledges that will be shared on 20th November with high-level State and UN representatives, and the world through live streaming.
1 A hackathon is a sprint-like event gathering teams of maximum 4-5 interested participants who want to work together to solve a specific issue.26 août 2019